May 15, 2021 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Report

Zach Logue

The Blue Jays’ minor league affiliates split their day, going 2-2 with the Dunedin Blue Jays getting no-hit by Bradenton.


Buffalo Bisons 7, Rochester Red Wings (MIN) 3


The Buffalo Bisons (8-3) sent Connor Overton to the mound and he didn’t disappoint in his second start of the year, leading the Bisons to a 7-3 win over the Rochester Red Wings.

Overton needed just 63 pitches to throw six scoreless innings, allowing only two hits without walking anyone and striking out three. Curtis Taylor allowed three runs on three hits in two innings, striking out five but all three were unearned as Kevin Smith made two errors. Finishing the game was James Dykstra who walked two and struck out two in the ninth.

Playing right field, Breyvic Valera had an outstanding game, going 3/5 with a double, a stolen base and a run. Kevin Smith was 2/4 with a double, two RBI and a run while Forrest Wall drove in two runs, going 1/5 with a run. Dilson Herrera (1/4, R), Richard Urena (1/3, BB, RBI, R) and Juan Graterol (1/3, BB) each had a hit.

W: Connor Overton (1-0)

Player of the Game: Connor Overton and Breyvic Valera

Roster Notes: The Blue Jays selected Nick Allgeyer‘s contract and brought him up to the majors. Curtis Taylor was promoted from New Hampshire to Buffalo.


New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3, Somerset Patriots (NYY) 5


The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (4-7) gave up three runs in the eighth as the Somerset Patriots came back to beat the Fisher Cats 5-3.

Zach Logue had a strong start, allowing just two runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out eight before he came out of the game at 88 pitches. Andrew McInvale finished the sixth and pitched a solid seventh, walking two and striking out two. Mike Ellenbest gave up his first runs of the year, allowing two home runs and three runs on the two hits and a walk in the eighth and Sam Ryan struck out one in the ninth.

The offense provided three runs on seven hits with Austin Martin going 2/3 with an RBI and a stolen base and Otto Lopez going 2/4. Gabriel Moreno was 1/5, Demi Orimoloye was 1/4 with a walk, a run and two stolen bases and Samad Taylor was 1/3 with an RBI and a stolen base. Nick Podkul was 0/2 but walked, drove in a run with a sac fly and scored.

L: Mike Ellenbest (0-1)

Player of the Game: Otto Lopez, Zach Logue and Austin Martin

Roster Notes: Curtis Taylor was promoted to Buffalo and Sam Ryan and L.J. Talley both moved up to New Hampshire from Dunedin.


Vancouver Canadians 4, Spokane Indians (COL) 2


The Vancouver Canadians (7-4) held the Spokane Indians to just two runs again, getting a big game from Adam Kloffenstein in a 4-2 victory.

King Kloff dominated the Indians, needing just 79 pitches to get through six innings, allowing only two hits, a run, two walks and striking out four. Brayden Bouchey gave up a home run, hit a batter, and walked a batter, striking out one and allowing a run in just 1/3 of an inning before Marcus Reyes, inheriting two runners, shut things down. Reyes struck out two and allowed a hit over 1 2/3 innings. Will McAffer brought it in for the save, allowing two walks and striking out one.

Spencer Horwitz (2/4, 2B, 2 RBI, SB, R) and Phil Clarke (2/3, BB, 2 RBI) led the way offensively for the Canadians while Rafael Lantigua (1/3, BB, R) and Tanner Morris (1/2) had the club’s other hits. Cameron Eden was 0/2 but walked twice and stole two bases.

W: Adam Kloffenstein (1-0)
S: Will McAffer (2)

Player of the Game: Adam Kloffenstein

Roster Notes: LJ Talley and Sam Ryan were promoted to Double-A from Vancouver while Sebastian Espino and Lazaro Estrada moved up to Vancouver from Dunedin.


Dunedin Blue Jays 0, Bradenton Marauders (PIT) 2


While the Dunedin Blue Jays’ (2-9) pitching staff did a good job limiting the Bradenton Marauders to just two runs on five hits, the offense was completely nullified, being no-hit by the Marauders in a 2-0 loss.

Justin Ammons provided most of the “offense,” going 0/1 but walking three times and stealing a base. Zach Britton, Miguel Hiraldo and Ryan Sloniger also walked.

Dutch hurler Sem Robberse had a strong outing, going three innings and allowing two hits with four strikeouts before giving way to Alejandro Melean who allowed two runs on three hits in two innings, striking out four. Juan De Paula had his best outing of the year, going three scoreless innings, walking one and striking out three while Jiorgeny Casimiri provided a scoreless ninth, walking two and striking out one.

L: Alejandro Melean (0-1)

Player of the Game: Sem Robberse, Juan De Paula and Justin Ammons

Roster Notes: Lazaro Estrada and Sebastian Espino were moved up to Vancouver.


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